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Wordpress Droplet upgrading the server? Will it break things?

So i have a wordpress droplet with ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS as the server and I’m planning to upgrade to the latest ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Will it break things on my server? Should I wait for things to be fixed and bunch of stuffs to be updated for the latest ubuntu?


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Hello, @omegadion

As with almost any upgrade between major releases of an operating system, this process carries an inherent risk of failure, data loss, or broken software configuration. Comprehensive backups and extensive testing are strongly advised.

Although many systems can be upgraded in place without incident, it is often safer and more predictable to migrate to a major new release by installing the distribution from scratch, configuring services with careful testing along the way, and migrating application or user data as a separate step.

You should never upgrade a production system without first testing all of your deployed software and services against the upgrade in a staging environment. Keep in mind that libraries, languages, and system services may have changed substantially.

We have a tutorial on how to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 or later system configured with a sudo-enabled non-root user to Ubuntu 20.04

You can check the tutorial using this link: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

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